BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Local businesswoman and Taft native Patty Gray has announced she will run for City Council Ward 6 following Councilwoman Jacquie Sullivan's announcement not to seek re-election.
Gray and her husband Everett, have been local business owners in Kern County for over 30 years, and the past 17 years have owned and operated DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, a full-service remodeling company. Their businesses have taken then throughout Kern bringing new home construction in Bakersfield, Taft, and Tehachapi.
Now Gray is taking on a new venture, looking to utilize her business expertise to help the city get back to work.
"I know the challenges of small business and the responsibility of protecting our families' jobs. Our city needs to get back to work and I want to help build Bakersfield's economy with more jobs and better-paying jobs for our people," Gray said.
Gray has been a board member for the Better Business Bureau and Youth for Christ. Her family owned Taft Sporting Goods for decades. She and her husband raised three sons.
“I have known Jacquie Sullivan for over 20 years and watched her serve with honor and commitment," she stated. ""I look forward to my first campaign, getting to know voters in council ward 6 and hear their thoughts so we can achieve mutual goals - safe neighborhoods, good jobs, and a wonderful place to raise our families."